Dominum et Vivificantem, The Holy Spirit in the Life of the Church and the. World, May 18, Encyclical on the Holy Spirit. A divine Person, he is at the. Dominum et Vivificantem. Encyclical of Pope John Paul II “Lord and Giver of Life,” 18 May From section In his intimate life, God “is love,” the essential. Encyclical Letter on the Holy Spirit in the Life of the Church and the World Pope Of the sixty-seven multi-paragraph articles in Dominum et Vivificantem, ten.

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Of course Jesus entrusts this work to humanity: Naturally, the considerations that follow do not aim to explore exhaustively the extremely rich doctrine on the Holy Spirit, nor to favor any particular solution of questions which are still open. The prophetic texts quoted here dominjm to be read in the light of the Gospel- just as, in its turn, the New Testament draws a particular clarification from the marvelous light contained in these Old Testament texts.

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The analysis of sin in its original dimension indicates that, through the influence of the “father of lies,” throughout the history of humanity there will be a constant pressure on man to reject God, even to the point of hating him: And since the sacrifice of the Cross is an act proper to Christ, also in this sacrifice he “receives” the Holy Spirit.

Views Read Edit View history. The voice from on high says: When we use the word “sacrament” in reference to the Church, we must bear in mind that in the texts of the Council the sacramentality of the Church appears as distinct from the sacramentality that is proper, in the strict sense, to the Sacraments. Vatican II adds that the Church is “a sacrament.

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How intimately this mission is linked with the mission of Christ, how fully it draws from this mission of Christ, consolidating and developing in history its salvific results, is expressed by the verb “take”: In transmitting the Good News, the Apostles will be in a special way associated with the Holy Spirit.

In this way the prediction is fulfilled: It can be said therefore that materialism is the systematic and logical development of that resistance” and opposition condemned by St. The Pope begins from the center of the history of salvation: Prayer always remains the voice of all those who apparently have no voice-and in this voice there always echoes that “loud cry” attributed to Christ by the Letter to the Hebrews.


Then, by means of an act of perfect contrition, the authentic conversion of the heart is accomplished: Thanks to the divine self- communication, the human spirit which “knows the secrets of man” meets the “Spirit who searches everything, even the depths of God. John Paul then makes the obvious point: Thus there is established a close link between the sending of the Son and the sending of the Holy Spirit. In principle and in fact, materialism radically excludes the presence and action of God, who is spirit, in the world and above all in man.

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The Church professes her faith in the Holy Spirit as “the Lord, the giver of life. Following this tradition, Simon Peter will say in the house of Cornelius: The gift made by the Son completes the revelation and giving of the eternal love: Acting under the influence of the Holy Spirit, who had been received by the Apostles while they were praying in the Upper Room, Peter comes forward and speaks before a multitude of people of different languages, gathered for the feast.

The Church is “a sacrament, that is sign and instrument” of this coming together vibificantem the two poles of creation and redemption, God and man.

This fullness acquires a special wealth and expressiveness in the text of John’s Gospel: United with the Spirit, the Church is supremely aware of the reality of the inner man, of what is deepest and most essential in man, because it is spiritual and incorruptible.

In their birth and development she cooperates with a maternal love”; she is through “his singular graces and offices He comes and works: John Paul’s Encyclical on the Holy Spirit, https: For in Christ’s Resurrection the Holy Spirit-Paraclete revealed himself especially as he who gives life: Not only is he the direct witness of their mutual love from which creation derives, but he himself is this love.

The Second Vatican Council mentioned the Catholic teaching on conscience when it spoke about man’s vocation and in particular about the dignity of the human person. The Holy Spirit “convinces concerning sin” in relation to the mystery of man’s origins, showing the fact that man is a created being, and therefore in complete ontological and ethical dependence upon the Creator. For in man himself many elements wrestle with one another.

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God’s prohibition is to be understood in this sense: And we rejoice vviificantem realize ever more clearly that within the work carried out by the Church in the history of salvation.

Jesus links this foretelling of the Holy Spirit to the words indicating his “departure” through the Cross, and indeed emphasizes the need for this departure: And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.


This unity has its roots in the mystery of creation and acquires a new dimension in the mystery of the Redemption, which is ordered to universal salvation. In this sense also the subsequent Assemblies of the Synod of Bishops are to be carefully studied and evaluated, aiming as they do to ensure that the fruits of truth and love-the authentic fruits of the Holy Spirit-become a lasting treasure for the People of God in its earthly pilgrimage down the centuries.

The terms or poles of contrast are, on man’s part, his limitation and sinfulness, which are essential elements of his psychological and ethical reality; and on God’s part, the mystery of the gift, that unceasing self-giving of divine life in the Holy Spirit.

This is first a departure through the Cross, and later, forty days after the Resurrection, through his Ascension into heaven. The Marian doctrine generally repeats Lumen Gentium. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. For emergencies, call UD Public Safety, He has dominumm raised up because he is the beloved Son in whom God is well pleased.

Man has followed the “father of lies,” setting himself up in opposition to the Father of life and the Spirit of truth. This union of the praying Church with the Mother of Christ has been part of the mystery ef the Church from the beginning: Paul there is a superimposing- and a mutual compenetration-of the ontological dimension the flesh and the spiritthe ethical moral good and eviland the pneumatological the action of the Holy Spirit in the order wncclica grace.

His action was fully confirmed by the sending of the Son of Man as the Messiah, who came in the power of the Holy Spirit. Jesus speaks of the Spirit-Counselor, using several times the personal pronoun “he”; and at the encflica time, throughout the farewell discourse, he reveals the bonds which unite the Father, the Son and the Paraclete to one another.

Spiritually the event of Pentecost does not belong only to the past: As the year since the birth of Christ draws near, it is a question of ensuring that an ever greater number of people “may fully find themselves